Salad packing app.

Salad packing app for better traceability & less salad waste.

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Software app for salad packing: grading, sorting, and processing.  Includes export, wholesale, and full packing management app.  Built around traceability & recalls:  bar-code inventory, B2B Customer Portal, Shop front,  FARM MANAGEMENT OPTION and more...  Farmsoft provides complete management for onion  packing, broccoli packing, citrus packing, pepper packing, tomato packing, avocado packing, potato packing, salad packing.

Inventory

Manage incoming inventory, capture broccoli supplier details and cost, apply inventory/pallet labels, record storage location of inventory.  Automatic inventory audit trail and tracking.  Unlimited inventory items. Bar-code inventory management.

Stock-take

Perform stock-takes any time by category or storage location.  Know how much onion inventory you have in real time, even search by storage location.  Report by product line and storage location, or product category. 

Sales, shipping,  orders

Print pick sheet to pick salad orders manually, or scan inventory / pallets onto orders, or auto select inventory,  or rapidly sell without an order.  Track paid, and unpaid invoices.  Attach documents to invoices / photos of outgoing shipments.

Traceability & recalls

Instant mock recalls both up and down the supply chain using keys based on supplier lot/batch, supplier name, delivery date, invoice #, inventory #, pallet #, customer reference, order # and more...  Reduces fresh produce food safety compliance costs and makes audits easy.

Invoices, BOL, labels for pallets & inventory

Choose from a gallery of invoices, bill of lading, freight notes, and industry standard fresh produce labels including Walmart, Tesco, Aldi, Coles, Pick 'n Save, Woolworths and more...

Batch packing

Record all batch inputs such as fruit & vegetables, packaging materials, and other raw materials.  Batch costs automatically tracked.  Batch recalls automatically track suppliers & traceability.

Logistics

View open orders & balances. Assign orders to specific staff for picking, assign to trucks / driver, transport company.  Set loading order for multiple orders on one truck.  See when orders are ready shipped and print bill of lading, export documents, and invoices. 

Quality control

Perform QC tests for incoming pepper inventory, packed, pre-shipping. Configure QC tests for ANYTHING you want to test, supplier quality control tracking.  Attach unlimited photos & documents to QC tests from your cell or tablet.  

Price lists

Manage prices that will be used when a customer order is recorded.  Set up price lists for specials, specific products & customers or promotions.  

Dashboards

Profit:  Analyze profit of each onion line, variety, and even track individual customer profit, and batch level cost & profit.  Sales:  Monitor sales progress & shipments.  Quality:  supplier performance & more...

More...

Auto shipment and sale alerts to customers.  Configure BOM, packing / manufacturing processes, special rules to control the processes in your business (your consultant will do this for you).   

Salad value adding

For food service and processors:  specify the ingredients for each product you manufacture, farmsoft will calculate required quantities to fill open orders and schedule the batch.  Automatic creation of inventory outputs.  All ingredients and inputs are costed.

Unlimited sites & warehouses

Create multiple sites, specify which sites each employee can view (this restricts inventory, orders, invoices etc to selected sites).  Great for businesses with multiple locations across the country or planet.

Advanced tailoring

Add new fields to screens, choose from a wide selection of interfaces (touch based, PC based, data entry, tablet), control special business processes, activate defaults, configure automatic alerts and more...

Purchase orders

Order raw materials, packaging materials and more from suppliers.  Analyze orders and prices using Purchases dashboard. 

Re-order alerts

Receive alerts when inventory needs to be reordered, analyze inventory that will need ordering in the future, and inventory that is approaching expiry...


Finance apps

Integrate with Xero finance, or export invoices (AR) and Purchase Orders (AP) to your chosen finance app like MYOB, Quickbooks, , FreshBooks, Wave, SaasAnt, SAGE and others...

Reduce salad waste by 99%

Packing inventory control ensures there is no 'shrinkage', food inventory is FIFO managed, and expiring inventory always monitored.

Reduce administration time by 60%

Automatic paperwork for packing, labels, and reporting reduces the burden on administration teams and saves everyone's time.

Better salad packing quality now

Quality control and food safety has never been easier with industry standard quality tests, food safety checklists; or configure your own tests. 

100% accurate salad packing orders!

Guarantee only the correct inventory is shipped for each order, on time, every time.

Easy salad  packing traceability

Perform instant mock recalls and audits at any time, from anywhere. No need to compile reports or search for documents. International food safety standards maintained.

Reduce salad inventory stocking costs by 10%

Project required ingredients & materials to ensure just in time delivery and reduce inventory overheads & waste.

Faster salad packing inventory control

Know exactly which inventory is available, where it is, and when it expires:  any-time, anywhere.
No need to manually create reports in spreadsheets, instant real time access to your inventory details.

Easier salad packing  management

Rapidly assign customer orders to production batches, line & inventory managers receive instant alerts.  Precision processing & packing reduces fresh produce waste.

Salad manufacturing & packing for food service & convenience packs: Easy management of the salad processing, mixing, and packing environment. Pack salad convenience products, mixed fruit, mixed vegetable products.

 The best salad dressings are those that enhance the overall taste while still allowing the individual salad components to shine. Today many varieties of salad dressings and sauces can be found everywhere which means we can add interesting twists and flavors to our salads and other dishes. Therefore, MF Food has presented its wide unique range of salad dressing that cater to all its customer’s desire.



Freshness is everything when it comes to salads; the crisp and refreshing taste, the vibrant colours of the different ingredients – not to mention the nutritional values - are the qualities that make a salad appealing for your customer, and all of them are quickly lost right along with the freshness of the vegetables. As such, choosing the right packaging for your salads becomes an important choice. By using the right salad containers, you can keep your salads at that perfect level of freshness for quite a length of time.

At GM Packaging, we offer plenty of salad packaging options for you. Our products are made from high-quality PET and rPET plastic. You can store, display and sell your salads right from one package, as our salad packaging products are also designed to be eye-catching as well as functional, easily stacked, thanks to the materials’ flexibility. You can choose from a range of sizes from 250cc to 2000cc, as well as various shapes such as round, square, oval, rectangular or waved designs. All our products also come with hinged, air-tight lids to keep your salads fresh and secure. Whether you’re preparing fruits and vegetables to pasta and rice dishes, our salad containers will keep your food fresh and secure right from the kitchen all the way to the customer. Please note that our plastic products are not microwaveable.



We always pay special attention to those who appreciate authentic culinary tastes. With MF, the salad dressing manufacturing company, you will enjoy a superb experience of authentic dressings with delectable taste. It all starts with adding a drizzle of dressing on your salad and enjoy the unique flavors and authentic ingredients. Whether it is for drizzling or dipping, our dressings are all authentic and we have customers all over the Middle East . Offering a wide range of tastes, these dressings will bring joy to your dining table. MF, the salad dressing manufacturing company has presented over 15 salad dressings to compliment every healthy occasion or side dish. From Original Italian Dressing to exquisite Dynamite Sauce, passing by all types of BBQ sauces, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Caesar Dressing, Marinades Sauces and more, they are an essential accompaniment for a specialty dish. Discover a whole new world of Dressings & Sauces with our inspired simple yet delicious recipes from MF, the salad dressing manufacturing company.

Deli Salad manufacture storage guidelines:
Problems: Presence of harmful bacteria, chemical and foreign materials.  Purchase raw materials from reputable and approved source.
Inspect raw materials on arrival to ensure that there are no signs of contamination or damage to the raw materials;
chilled items (e.g. meat, seafood and cut vegetables and fruits) are delivered at 4oC or below and frozen items at frozen state and are free from observable evidence of temperature abuse. 

Salad storage
Problems: Growth of harmful bacteria and cross-contamination.  Control:  Store deliveries immediately and at proper temperatures (chilled items at 4oC or below; frozen items at -18oC or below).
Practice first-in-first-out stock rotation.
Keep raw materials covered/wrapped until use.
Store ready-to-eat and raw foods separately.
Salad preparation
Problems: Presence of harmful bacteria in raw materials, growth of harmful bacteria and cross-contamination.

Control:

Cook all ingredients (e.g. eggs, chicken and beef) thoroughly.
Use pasteurised eggs or egg products to prepare salad dressings.
When washing vegetables and fruits, pay attention to the followings:
wash them thoroughly and, as far as practicable, in a sink exclusively for this use.
replace water at a sufficient frequency to prevent spreading of microbial contaminants.
choose appropriate disinfectants and follow manufacturers' instructions (e.g. methods, quantities specified, etc.) if disinfectants are used.
Store salad dressings at 4oC or below once their packages are opened.
Keep finished products, which are not for immediate consumption, at 4oC or below.
Avoid holding chilled ingredients and finished products at above 4oC for more than two hours.
Label prepackaged salad with a "use-by" date and a statement of storage condition.
Use separate equipment and utensils to handle ready-to-eat and raw foods to avoid cross-contamination.
Keep equipment and utensils clean and in good condition.
Maintain good personal hygiene (e.g. wash hands frequently, wear clean protective clothing, etc.) at all times.

Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce

Mixed salad loose leaf salad lettuce packing - full salad mixing, packing, and sales & distribution management.
Use farmsoft to manage the entire mixed salad loose leaf lettuce packing operation for any loose leaf specialty products including spinach, baby kale, green coral, mignonette, butter lettuce, 4 leaf salads, baby cos, rocket, arugula, chives, basil, bunch dill, bunch kale curly, bunch kale deck, bunch mint, bunch silver-beet, bunch tarragon, bunch thyme, tuscan kale, chard, continental parsley, cochran iceberg, cochran cos, mizuna, chard, salad blends, organic salad packs, Asian mix, braising mix, frissee, organic raw, raddichio, Lollorosa, red romaine, spring mix, wild arugula.

Configure the ingredients for each loose leaf salad recipe, project the required materials, produce orders based on requirements (or schedule new harvests or new plantings) to ensure mixed salad loose leaf lettuce packing is accurate and easy to manage.










Loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce


The pack to order process for mixed salad loose leaf lettuce packing has never been easier with farmsoft. Mange traceability for mixed salad loose leaf lettuce packing, perform quality tests on incoming mixed salad loose leaf lettuce, and track quality back to the supplier from customer complaints/feedback.

Customers can use the portal to enter their mixed salad loose leaf lettuce orders online; give your customers a superior mixed salad loose leaf lettuce ordering experience. You can even collect customer feedback for mixed salad loose leaf lettuce products received by the customer in the mixed salad loose leaf lettuce portal.



Software solution to manage loose leaf lettuce > Reduce loose leaf lettuce waste, improve loose leaf lettuce traceability, ensure accurate & timely loose leaf lettuce orders.







A background of fresh salad / loose leaf packing technology in the USA


There is currently no similar product on the market in the U. S. Existing products that come closest to this product are quite different in content, containing compacted shredded vegetables or iceberg lettuce instead of loose-leaf vegetables. They also differ in appearance, sold in a cloudy package instead of transparent packaging products that are made from environmentally friendly materials.

Fresh salad and loose leaf solutions have been successfully marketed in Switzerland since the 1980's, and were introduced in the early 1990's in France, where they have already taken one-third of the linear shelf space in the chain stores and supermarkets. (After only nine months of operation, the leading French company is currently under buyout negotiations for as much as four times its initial capitalization.)

The processing technology for Fresh salad and loose leaf , which was developed in Europe, falls in the realm of "trade secrets." Although there is no patent protection, the technology is proprietary and unique, based upon a combination of machines, including vegetable processing units as well as other food product processing units ;a specific design for some of the machines; and a particular set of quality control methods.

However ingenious, the process remains relatively simple at first glance: raw material is trimmed and cored by hand; selected raw material is then mechanically and automatically cut, washed, rinsed, spin-dried, weighed and packaged. In fact, this proprietary process know-how is necessary to assure the distinctive high quality of the product and avoid production problems that lead to a deterioration of quality.

Fresh salad and loose leaf has secured the source of know-how via a license option granted by the leading French company manufacturing Fresh salad and loose leaf -type products.

Experience in Europe shows that Fresh salad and loose leaf know-how can be mastered only after a one-year learning curve. This will give the management of Fresh salad and loose leaf the time to close at least one one-to-two-year contract with a major chain store company before the competition comes in.

It is anticipated that as soon as operations begin, an R&D program will be instituted, conducting continuous consumer research to determine changes in public preference and market trends as they occur. Again, Fresh salad and loose leaf -type product experience in Europe shows that continuous product development is a necessity to stay ahead of competition and grow.

The relative simplicity of the technology and its production capacity flexibility permit quick and inexpensive adaptation of the process to new products. Salad packing software from farmsoft delivers a loose leaf packing solution from order, salad processing, to fresh salad delivery.


New technologies for salad washing
Food safety is the most important thing that everyone cares about. But during vegetable processing, cleaning is often accompanied by damage. How to achieve thorough cleaning while reducing damage is always a hot topic in the industry, according to sales manager Valencia Yu from Lueon Technologies.


Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce


Last year, Lueon Technologies, a leading manufacturer in China, launched their new Pulse Washer. The Pulse Washer has a variable controlled air injection system. “The quantity of air can be adjusted continuously, based on the type of product, to gain a stronger or softer turbulence in the washing water, enabling a thorough cleaning action without damaging the product. Furthermore, small stones, clay granules, and particles can be separated out and collected by the roller on top and the filter by side.”


Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce


“Normally, three connected Pulse Washers are enough for root vegetables like cucumber, onion, carrot, etc. For leafy vegetables, processors usually choose the two Pulse Washer plus two flume washers to ensure food safety,” Lueon’s sales manager explained. “We are developing rapidly these days and are now looking for distributors worldwide.”

Lueon’s processing lines and machines are operating in more than 210 plants to produce the fresh-cut lettuces and vegetables which are delivered and served daily to over 8,000 fast-food restaurants in China, namely: KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Dicos, ZKungfu, Hidilao (Hi Hotpot), etc.

For more information:
Lueon Technologies Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86 (0) 574 65606120
Email: valencia.yu@lueon.com
https://www.lueon.com/



New salad products by Bonduelle
Summer is just around the corner, and most people rarely want a heavy meal on a hot day. Summer salads, on the other hand, are wonderfully refreshing and can be a varied accompaniment to a barbecue steak or a light meal. As well as Lollo Rossa, Radiccio and Rucola, Bonduelle has created a new "barbecue salad" [Grill-Salat] edition which is refined with red pak choi from Asia: this flavorsome Chinese cabbage has a lightly spicy taste which is ideal to go with a barbecue. The "barbecue salad" is available in stores from this month in a 180g bag for €1.99.
The "summer salad" [Sommer-Salat] will also be launched this year with a new recipe. Fine frisée, batavia lettuce, romaine lettuce and carrot strips meet sorrel: this wild vegetable captivates with a slightly bitter aroma and gives the salad a fresh flavor especially with the crunchy carrots and lettuce leaves. The summer salad is available in stores from June in a 150g bag for €1.99.


For more information:
Bonduelle Deutschland GmbH





New plastic-free packaging for salads developed
A plastic-free salad packaging solution has been developed by Sirane as part of a project working with some major brands in France.

(RE)SET Packaging are a consultancy company specialised in the circular economy, who looked worldwide for the most innovative providers of sustainable packaging working in the food sector. Carrefour and LSDH (owners of the Les Crudettes salad brand) signed up to an ambitious pact, with Carrefour promising to make all packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.

Sirane was among the innovative packaging suppliers shortlisted to work on potential solutions – and nine months on the plastic-free packaging solution is the first potential (RE)SET Packaging product launch on the horizon.

Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “In France alone, 290 million ready-to-eat salads are sold every year. They have always been sold in a plastic-packaging which cannot be recycled, meaning a huge amount of waste going into landfill.

“We’ve managed to perfect a coated paper which still gives the necessary shelf-life. The bags have some translucency – especially when in direct contact with the salad – and there is no need for the producers to use an anti-fog treatment.”

The planned launch date for the salad bags – which can be recycled as part of the paper recycling stream - is currently planned for early 2021.

Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
The Carrefour Group has more than 5,000 stores in France, ranging from hypermarkets to local stores, while Les Crudettes is France’s most well-known ready-to-eat salad brand, producing more than 20,000 tonnes of salad every year.

The salad bags – which are a variant of our popular Earthfilm paper packaging range - will be used for Les Crudettes salads and Carrefour-branded salads.

In 2019, France announced plans to introduce a tax on packaging made from non-recycled plastic, which would result in such products costing up to 10% more.

And on January 1 this year France took its first steps towards phasing out single-use plastics. The ban started with plastic plates, cups and cotton buds, and plastic straws and cutlery will follow January 1, 2021, while 2022 is expected to see a ban on plastic tea bags and toys distributed free of charge in fast food restaurants.

France as a nation pledged to use only recycled plastics by 2025 – but some retailers and producers, including Carrefour, signed up to even more ambitious targets.

Similarly, the UK plans to introduce a plastics tax on all packaging that does not include at least 30 per cent recycled material by April 2022.

Earthfilm is a plastic-free packaging film which is recyclable in the paper stream. We can also supply it as a pre-formed pouch – the award-winning Earthpouch.

Sirane is an innovative food packaging development-to-manufacture company, with expertise in absorbency and material science. Specialisms include bags and pouches, absorbent products, shelf-life extension and dual-ovenable products. We also recently acquired a UK-based board manufacturer and converter.

We can also supply a high-speed low-cost pouch filling machine - the M7 - for anyone looking for the complete ‘food packaging pouch package’.

For more information
Sirane
Tel: +44 1952 230055.
Email: sales@sirane.com





France: New world record for the largest fruit salad
Chécy, a French municipality of the Loiret department, has set the new world record for the largest fruit salad and will now appear in the Guinness book of records.

Apples, pears, strawberries, kiwis, grapes, watermelons, plums, oranges, grapefruit and bananas: 12.5 tons of fruits graciously donated by local businesses. More than 700 volunteers joined forces for 10 hours to peel and cut the 10 tons and 662 lbs of fruits that made up this salad. Spread around 24 tables by teams of ten, the participants raced against time, with 10 kg of fruits having to be cut per volunteer per hour. The fruits were then dumped into the large container of 530 cubic feet, installed for the occasion.

The giant fruit salad was sold the next day by trays of 1 kg sold for 5 euros [5.5 USD]. Thanks to partnerships with various sports clubs of the Loiret department, the salad will be sold in different establishments in the city of Orléans.

The record for the largest fruit salad had been held since last year by the city of Montreal in Canada, with 10 tons and 353 lbs.

Source: larep.fr

New single serve salad line launched in Canada
Bonduelle Fresh Americas, formerly Ready Pac Foods, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BON.PA), today announced it is launching Bonduelle Fresh Picked™ salads in Canada. Each salad comes with leafy greens, seasoned meats, dressings and a variety of toppings such as cheese, veggies or crumbled bacon.

Currently, Bonduelle Fresh Americas holds more than a 70 percent share of the US$526mm single-serve salad market in the United States, the company says. As Canadian consumers are looking for healthier, convenient meal options, Bonduelle is aiming to significantly grow the existing CAD$24mm market for single-serve salads. Bonduelle Fresh Americas said the meal solutions are created specifically for Canadian consumers’ tastes, with proteins like chicken, turkey, ham and cheese.

“Our commitment to understanding and meeting consumer needs and demands puts us in a unique position to excel when it comes to product innovation,” said Mary Thompson, Bonduelle Fresh Americas CEO. “Canadian consumers want more high-protein food options and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™ salads will make healthier meal solutions with complete proteins attainable for all.”

“The acquisition of Ready Pac Foods in the U.S. in 2017 has not only strengthened Bonduelle as a leader in the plant-based foods industry and the fresh category, but also its ability to efficiently reach more customers and consumers around the world,” said Daniel Vielfaure, Bonduelle Group Deputy CEO. “This expansion into Canada affirms the company’s ambition to be the world leader in well-living through plant-based foods.”

Bonduelle Fresh Picked™ said their salads are high in protein, clean label and with no artificial flavors. The ready-to-eat bowls come with all the fixings separated – with the idea that everything stays fresh until consumers are ready to enjoy.

Furthermore, Bonduelle Fresh Picked™ salads use the Fresh Air Seal™, which the company says is a healthier, natural approach to keep fresh food fresher longer, extending the shelf life without preservatives.

Bonduelle Fresh Picked™ salads are available in five varieties: Caesar Salad with Chicken and Bacon, Greek Inspired with Chicken, Cobb Salad with Turkey and Bacon, Chef Inspired with Turkey and Ham, and Santa Fe Style. Consumers can find them now in the produce aisle of Loblaw stores – Loblaws, Zehrs, Provigo, Maxi & Cie and others – in Quebec and Ontario provinces, as well as in the Maritimes. For information about Bonduelle Fresh Picked™ salads, please visit www.bonduelle.ca.

For more information:
Alan Hilowitz
Bonduelle Fresh Americas
Tel: +1 (626) 678-2222
newsroom@bfa.bonduelle.com
www.readypac.com

Austria: Fresh salad from the field to the supermarket in 24 hours
Delicious salads belong in every summer barbecue party. But even on their own, fresh salads can be a complete meal on hot summer days. SPAR and the reliable vegetable growers from Tyrol ensure every day that the salads come fresh from the field to the shelf and onto the table. With Johanna Maiers spice mixes from the SPAR PREMIUM product line, each salad is given an individual taste.




Vegetable producer Anton Giner from Thaur supplies SPAR with fresh Tyrolean salads such as Lollo Bionda, Lollo Rosso and oak leaf lettuce.

"The baby leaf lettuce is our specialty," says Anton Giner, the proud owner of the vegetable garden, at the same time pointing to the other varieties grown in Thaur for SPAR Tirol. The classic butterhead lettuce cannot be missed, just like the popular mixed salads of Lollo Rosso, Lollo Bionda, red lettuce or the lettuce salad. The fruit and vegetable departments of SPAR are characterized by a wide selection, quality and freshness - and at an affordable price. SPAR customers like to purchase products grown in Tyrol - a beautiful way to express their own ties to home.

Summer is salad time in Tyrol
Salads are a light, vitamin-rich alternative on days when it is too hot to cook. They are low-calorie, quickly-prepared dishes and the options are endless. Whether you're looking for a mixed leaf salad with breakfast bacon, a watercress-rocket salad with pear, walnuts and parmesan or a baby leaf salad with mozzarella, Peaches and ham - salad should always be bought fresh and crisp. "And regional seasonal products for SPAR from Tyrol are not to be missed," says vegetable farmer Anton Giner.


"On the short transport routes to the Tyrolean SPAR supermarkets, all ingredients are fully preserved." Anton Giner junior is also helping with the salad harvest in Thaur.

Top Partnership: Family Giner and SPAR
In addition to salads, radishes, young onions, potatoes and organic pumpkins are also grown exclusively for SPAR on more than 13 hectares by vegetable farmer Anton Giner in Thaur. SPAR gives great value to natural and healthy food.

Advantages of regional products
Since its foundation in Kufstein more than 60 years ago, SPAR has been focusing on the strengths and advantages of local agriculture. SPAR now offers over 2,600 items from the Tyrol region, freshly delivered by 128 local producers and suppliers. All these partnerships, which have grown over many years, guarantee the farmer a fixed client and SPAR a reliable supplier of the best quality.

For further information: www.spar.at

Despite salad culture, new greens need to be introduced gradually
After a meeting in Berlin, Antonis Vezyroglou from Farm Vezyroglou, has started working together with Living Salads to sell exclusive varieties in Greece.


Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce


"We have a real salad culture here in Greece, so it is the perfect fit, however, the market here is still pretty traditional, so it takes a bit of time before consumers try something new. Saying that, the market has changed a lot over the last 10 to 15 years, when you could pretty much only find Romaine and Batavia lettuce, now we are seeing more variety, like head lettuce and baby leaves," explains Antonis.

The company has deliberately introduced new greens into the market to ease Greek consumers into the new products.

"W

Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
e started by introducing baby leaves into salad mixes, and we introduced a new line at Freskon, which will include baby kale, along with the 'Perivoli' living salad. Although consumers here want to be healthy, offering them a full bag of kale would be too much for them and they wouldn't really know what to do with it, which is why we have included baby kale into our salad mixes, something they are familiar with. We are targeting forward thinking consumers with our new line, who are bored of the traditional offering and would like to try something different. These same consumers are very aware of superfoods and want to add more to their diets," Antonis said.

Farm Vezyroglou produces around 3,000 tons of lettuce annually, across 70 hectares. For now, the company is active domestically and in neighbouring countries, but once the brand has been built up, they plan on expanding their exports further afield.

"The face of the company, a garden bunny, is on every salad packaging we offer. We feel that a mascot helps us build our brand, making it more recognisable, when you see the bunny, you know that it is a high quality product."

For more information:
Antonis Vezyroglou
Farm Vezyroglou
Tel: +30 6974119610
Email: antonis@vezyrogloufarm.com
www.vezyrogloufarm.com

Alexandre Novi, Exploitation Novi:
“Italy, Spain and the South of France govern the salad market”
The salad season in the French Provence is coming to an end. According to Alexandre Novi from Exploitation Novi, a French salad grower who focuses on export within Europe, it is remarkable that the export volumes of head lettuce seem to decrease. "Other varieties are taking its place, such as the red salad varieties and baby leaves.”



Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce




“The European salad production is more and more concentrated in the South of France, Italy and Spain. These three production areas govern the market. For us, it is very important to know which varieties our Italian and Spanish colleagues will produce in order to keep a strong position on the market. If they focus on one variety, the prices of this particular variety will become lower and we will face numerous difficulties exporting them. Right now the French export is coming to an end and the market is turning towards the Belgian and German production.”



Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce




Exploitation Novi offers a large range of different varieties. The grower produces lollo rossa, lollo bionda, oak leaf, oak leaf green, head lettuce and green Batavia. Alexandre: “We sell our salads in bulk or flow pack. Next season we plan to increase our export volumes and we are open to new European partnerships.”



Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce




Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce




As is the case for a lot of salad producers, fusarium is a big challenge. “We are always looking for new ways to avoid the problems by growing crops that are more resistant.” Regarding the future, “currently, research is being done to develop new varieties. We will see how the salad production develops over the coming years.”



Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce




Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
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Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce


Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce





For more information:

Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Exploitation Novi

Alexandre Novi

Mob: +33 6 12 93 25 02

contact@exploitation-novi.com

www.exploitation-novi.com



National salad month is celebrated with release of four new organic releases
Braga Fresh is celebrating National Salad Month in May with the release of four new Josie’s Organics value-added salads: Tropical Crunch Premium Salad Kit, a Caesar salad kit, a Classic Cole Slaw kit and a traditional Garden Salad blend.

The organic Tropical Crunch Premium Salad Kit in a 6.25-ounce package, features baby spinach with pumpkin seeds, chopped dates rolled in oat flour, dried mango, sliced almonds and a savory avocado lime dressing.

The organic Caesar salad in a 9-ounce bag contains crisp hearts of Romaine, butter croutons, Parmesan cheese, creamy Romano Caesar dressing and a flavor-packed herb seasoning.

Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
The organic Classic Cole Slaw is a 9-ounce blend of red and green cabbage, carrots and a creamy dressing and the organic Garden salad is a blend of organic Iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots and red cabbage in a 10-ounce package.

“Just in time for summer season, three of these salads are favorite flavors for organic shoppers while the Tropical Crunch Kit is a fresh take on a more gourmet, summer offering,” said Nicholas DaCosta, president Braga Fresh Foods. “By using the best ingredients with the most flavor, we elevate everyday salads into a satisfying meal option.”

All four Josie’s Organics salads are now available from Braga Fresh to customers nationwide.

Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
For more information:
Kori Tuggle
Braga Fresh
Email: Kori.Tuggle@bragafresh.com
www.bragafresh.com



US: Ready-to-eat salad bowls launched nationally
Dole Food Company is taking its line of ready-to-eat salad bowls national with the launch of Dole® FreshTakes™ Salad Bowls in supermarkets throughout the West following a successful debut in the Eastern U.S. in 2019.

To appeal to a spectrum of salad lovers, Dole is offering four flavor varieties with meat protein and two varieties without – the same classic and regional recipes that have performed well in the East.

Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
“The ready-to-eat salad market is expanding as Americans increasingly want a fresh salad experience that is flavorful and convenient, and delivers a satisfying meal,” said Lisa Overman, Dole’s director of brand marketing for North America.

The six single-serve Dole® FreshTakes™ Salad Bowls started shipping to retail nationwide on May 19 with a suggested retail price of $3.99.

Dole® Classic Chicken Caesar FreshTakes™ Salad Bowl: Dole® Romaine lettuce topped with white-meat chicken, Parmesan cheese and Dole’s Own Caesar Dressing.
Dole® Santa Fé Style FreshTakes™ Salad Bowl: Dole® Romaine lettuce topped with chili lime-seasoned white-meat chicken, fire-roasted corn, four-Mexican cheese blend and Dole’s Own Taco Ranch Dressing.
Dole® Turkey & Bacon Country Cobb FreshTakes™ Salad Bowl: Dole® Iceberg and Romaine lettuces topped with turkey breast, hard-cooked eggs, uncured bacon pieces and Dole’s Own Blue Cheese Dressing.
Dole® Café Style Chef FreshTakes™ Salad Bowl: Dole® Iceberg and Romaine lettuces topped with uncured ham, seasoned turkey breast strips, cheddar cheese and Dole’s Own Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.
Dole® Savory Spinach Dijon FreshTakes™ Salad Bowl: Dole® Spinach topped with hard-cooked eggs, Monterey jack and Colby cheddar cheese blend, wonton strips, almonds, cranberries and Dole’s Own Sweet Onion Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing.
Dole® Cranberry & Candied Walnut FreshTakes™ Salad Bowl: Dole® Spring Mix blend topped with feta cheese, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, flatbread sticks and Dole’s Own Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing.
According to Overman, the FreshTakes™ line was developed and timed specifically by Dole’s product innovation team to offer salad users distinct, discernible advantages over existing RTE salad bowls on the market.

“While Dole may not be the first to offer ready-to-eat salads, our intention is always to provide salad lovers with a full-flavored salad that delivers quality ingredients and differences they can see, taste and appreciate,” she said. “For FreshTakes™, this means a short list of clean-label ingredients you can pronounce without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. It also means flavorful, white-meat chicken, plus Dole’s toppings and signature dressings to create a balance of flavors and textures that deliver truly ‘craveable’ salads.”

Beyond the six single-serve core salad bowls, Dole announced plans to extend the national FreshTakes™ line later this year with the introduction of new flavors that bring even more variety to the

New variety of salad greens out now: Tuscan™ Tender Leaves
Church Brothers Farms is celebrating National Salad Month with the release of a new variety of salad greens called Tuscan™ Tender Leaves.

Tuscan™ Tender Leaves are a blend of European style lettuces, including oaks and tangos and lolarossa; providing a salad mix that is pleasing to the eye as well as the palate.

Salad & loose leaf packing of mixed salad & lettuce
“We are growing and blending this new mix of lettuce leaves to provide more benefits and value to end users,” said Rick Russo, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “This is a superior product to traditional spring mix; we established this new mix after extensive reviews with multiple seed companies and seed trials. We selected the best varieties based on shape, color, and taste.”

Unlike baby lettuces, Tuscan Tender Leaves are grown to full maturity, providing a sturdy leaf structure and strong shelf life. The crop is mechanically harvested, requiring less labor. Once the leaves are harvested, they are blended together, triple washed, packed, and shipped to their final destination.